So…I think I might have nailed my ’30 Days of Lists’ title page. Haa haa! I’ve been saving that gold foil ‘list makers gonna list’ sticker from The Happy Planner’s ‘Productivity’ sticker value pack for a while, waiting for the perfect spot/project to attach it to, and by God, I think I’ve done it!
WHAT IS 30 DAYS OF LISTS? 30 Days of Lists is a semi-annual journaling challenge for listers, from Kam of Campfire Chic and the #30Lists Team.
Not everyone can make a mini scrapbook every week or an art journal page every night. 30 Days of Lists is an encouragement and challenge proving that you CAN document something every day — even something as small as a list.
Every March, September, and December, 30 Days of Lists hosts a totally doable, easy creative challenge to meet other creative women and tell your story in lists.
Head over the official 30 Days of Lists website for details and to register!
HOW I’VE PARTICIPATED IN THE PAST: I completed the 30 Days of Lists challenge in both March and September of 2013. (see books above)
For March 2013, I digitally designed my own page template, bound the pages with book rings, and typed each list in one of the five colors I chose for the challenge. To each list, I included an image to go with it, and a fun strip of washi tape. I set very specific rules for that mini book, and loved how to the format allowed for easy, quick creative bursts to complete each day.
For September 2013, I got a little more creative. I decided to create a 7×7 hardcover photobook through the website blurb.com and loved how the whole book was prepped, printed, and ready to go for the first day of the challenge. All that was left to do was fill in my lists each day.
FOR THIS ROUND OF #30LISTS: Like March 2013’s book, I’ve created a digital page design to use to write my lists. Simple font. Minimal style. That’s how it’s going to get done. (You gotta know yourself + what will make you finish this challenge, not overwhelm you and cause you to give up.)
I’m going to print out these pages and maybe add an element of art or photos every now and then, I don’t know yet. I’ve housed my pages in a mini Happy Planner®’s teal hard cover bound by specialty mint discs given to me by Chandler when I was last in the me & my BIG ideas office.
BONUS!!! THERE’S A PODCAST EPISODE ON THIS: The 11th episode of Crafty Ass Female is all about this challenge! Kristin + I talk about prepping your #30lists album, how the challenge works, how we’ve participated in the past, and the benefits of these type of challenges that come with an established community backing.
We also talk about this challenge as a being a low-impact project…a manageable creative exercise, filled with ease, that will not only give you a pre-determined way to ‘get crafty’ for 30 days, but also allow you share more about who you are in an efficient, digestible manner.
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